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In this series I will discuss connecting via ipv6 to the outside world, and back.
In this first post, I will peek at ipv6 in my cable-modem router. We are talking about a decent cable modem from compal: Gateway-CH6643E
The router itself is about 3 years old, routes coax-cable-internet to LAN and WiFi using NAT, and it is capable of doing this via ipv4 as well as ipv6. The latter has been slowly rolled out by my provider, telenet.be, owned by Liberty Global.
some ipv6 basics
In January 2014 I noticed that my PC showed a “global” IPV6 address:
inet6 addr: 2a02:1811:e100:e100::27ff:fe2d:ba0c/64 Scope:Global
Global ipv6 addresses in 2014 must start with a binary 001 mask /3
This means that in practice, the hex global addresses currently assigned, must start with a 2 (0010) or a 3 (0011).
So any ipv6 address starting…
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